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Plates Kitchen, Raleigh, NC

Plates Kitchen

4.8
4.8
1668 Reviews
$30 and under
International
For twenty years, we have lived and traveled the world. We are often surprised and inspired by the food we have eaten along the way. From the first apple tarts in France, the Pecorino cheese in Tuscany, Weiss Wurst in Germany, Espada (scabbard fish) on the island of Madeira, to Hong Kong, Thailand and China, we have learned new flavors and techniques to add to the outstanding food of the American South. — At Plates, we hope that you will enjoy some of our favorite international dishes combined with our regional southern flavors. Join us on a new culinary journey that is globally inspired and locally produced.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Café, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 828-0018

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Mitchell

  • Catering

    Plates Kitchen offers catering services at your location. We bring fresh, local and delicious cuisine to you for breakfast, lunch or dinner events. Visit us on the web or call the restaurant at 919-828-0018 for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Entire restaurant seats 50 and is available for private functions. Covered patio seats 25. No facility fee. Minimum food and beverage amounts apply based on date and time during the week. We also cater all sorts of functions for groups of 15 or more, and we can open our dining room for private lunches

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (919) 828-0018

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Cross street

    Lane Street

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the lot behind our building (enter on Lane Street). Take note of your parking space and license plate number and have it ready for our host upon arrival so that we can validate your vehicle (there is no parking attendant). In addition, all Raleigh city street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all weekend long.

  • Public transit

    Located one block north of the R-Line's Glenwood Ave. / North St. stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,668 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for Brunch

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Raleigh

    Best Value

  • Raleigh

    Great for Brunch

  • Raleigh

    Fit for Foodies

  • Raleigh

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. LJ

    LisaJM

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plates chefs and wait staff are very accommodating to our dietary needs as gluten-free vegans. One of the best places for eating safely and deliciously in Raleigh. And the outdoor seating is delightful and warmed with heaters near every table.
  2. BO

    BertO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Plates since they opened. Always very enjoyable.
  3. J

    Jeff

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plates is always a fantastic place for dinner. Always great cocktails and fresh menu. Get the Sticky Toffey Pudding -- always.
  4. EH

    EmilyH

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was excellent. We loved that the proceeds went to the Food Bank!
  5. S

    Scott

    Las Vegas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our annual Thanksgiving meal. They never disappoint!
  6. YO

    YOGAD88

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!!
  7. KP

    KPacoNC

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I am sad, because this was one of my favorite places to eat. The waitstaff had a little snafu at the beginning about who had our table but they apologized and were very attentive after that so the staff was good. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie and it is something I love. The portion was very small and the "biscuit topping" was like pieces of stove top stuffing tossed in with peas. It was $22.00. I was in shock. cubes of chicken in gravy with peas and stove top on top. The wine was warm, it seemed like they were just not on their game last night. I hope they go back to being awesome an I can give them a better review next time.
  8. BP

    BrianP

    Raleigh

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Plates was FANTASTIC! They never disappoint. We are looking forward to our next visit, which is never that far away.
  9. M

    Miyagui

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was really good for omnivores. Two vegan options. I had the sweet potato hash. Tasty but oily.
  10. L

    Luvie

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, great options for various food needs. Relaxed atmosphere love our door indoor spaces and vibe overall.
  11. a

    anonymous

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were seated on time and the hostess was friendly. The coffee bar outside was great. Once seated, it took nearly 10 minutes get waited on after having to ask if where our waiter was. The menu was more limited than usual. We started with the pimiento dip which was good but we missed having the charcuterie board. Of our 3 entrees, the shrimp and grits and crab cake Benedict were just ok. The sweet potato hash bowl was very good.
  12. B

    Brian

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun date night with friendly and professional service and great food. The smoked potatoes are an interesting and tasty opener.
  13. BP

    BrianP

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In the interest of full disclosure, I am a loyal regular at Plates Kitchen. That loyalty is reinforced by each visit I make. I love everything about Plates Kitchen! If your subscribers haven’t tried Plates Kitchen yet, what are they waiting for? Pamper yourself, and head out to Plates Kitchen.
  14. A

    Amanda

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off the Beef Short Rib is Perfection!! The staff is fantastic!! The location is great walking distance to other bars and event venues-- a wonderful date night experience.
  15. LD

    LandD

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this intimate spot in Raleigh! Great food and atmosphere. Andrew took good care of us in a quiet non conspicuous way. I highly recommend Plates.
  16. GC

    GinoC

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plates was just what we were looking for. Great ambience, minimal noise, and very pleasant service—and great food
  17. l

    littlered1978

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal! I brought two coworkers in for their first visits, and they decreed that I am in charge of picking the restaurant from now on. Told them we would just be eating at Plates a lot more. = ) Great service, food, all the things. Already looking forward to my next visit.
  18. AP

    AmyP

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is wonderful, the staff is so friendly and accommodating, and the food is always exceptional
  19. N

    None

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What a great Birthday celebration for Plates. Wine and food were great and the weather could not have been better.
  20. CS

    CarolS

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef David never disappoints. Great food and fabulous staff. Always a great time.
  21. S

    Spiderman

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Our Market Salad was delicious, and the high point of the meal. The Duck Confit Spring Rolls were tasty, but greasy. The Blue Crab Beignets were also tasty, but don't seem like a very healthy option with all the added dough and being deep fried. The Sunday Roast was tough, so hard to chew, but we liked the accompanying vegetables. The server was very nice, but she brought our salad and 2 small plates all together, and then brought our entree around 5 minutes later. So, the hot items got cold before we could eat them. If we ate here again, we would ask the server to space out delivery of the food items. The two previous times we ate here, this was not an issue, so we did not know to request some time in between delivery of our items. However, because we are still eating outdoors to avoid covid infection, we will not be eating here again until something is done about the car and motorcycle drivers who make as much noise as they possibly can, on purpose, right in front of Plates. In fact, we canceled our reservation for this Friday at another restaurant near Plates that is also on Glenwood Ave. Something has to be done about the obnoxious and abusive extremely loud noise coming from completely inconsiderate drivers. This should not be allowed.
  22. JB

    JBrian

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for good food and ambiance for a date.
  23. QW

    QiWarrior

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful food, drinks and service at Plates! Tonight's crab stuffed beignets were fantastic. The fish entrees were inspired. And the sticky toffee pudding would have gotten a handshake from Paul Hollywood.
  24. GK

    GregK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Food, service and dessert outstanding!
  25. TD

    TrishtheDish

    Raleigh

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We had eaten here before the pandemic, and it was exceptional. I was thrilled to see that they survived, and we made the trek from Durham. Our appetizers and cocktails were fantastic; they knocked this round out of the park. The cocktails are creative and unique. After that, though, things went downhill. I ordered the pasta with the wine it was paired with. Another member of the party ordered a simple drink, while the 3rd member wanted to look at options for his drink with the entree. My wine arrived promptly. I eventually had to signal the waiter when we were ready to place the last of our drink orders. He immediately went to the bar where I presume that he placed the order. I thought I saw the bartender say the name of the drink. Our entrees arrived. My pasta was slightly undercooked. I’d asked for an extra to be added, and I didn’t find it. The waiter investigated, and he’d not keyed it in. No problem, things happen. We can see the bar, and one of the bartenders appears to be spending most of his time talking with a customer. Drinks appear and go to other tables. Probably 10 to 15 minutes after the order was placed, we see one of the bottles that’s needed for the 3rd drink come off the shelf. We see it produced, and it just sits on the bar. And sits. And sits. The place is busy, but not packed. We finish our meals. Someone finally brings the drink that’s been sitting on the bar, but it’s too late. Never mind that the other drink that was ordered, a super simple one, never materialized at all. Our bill was correct in that we were not charged for what we didn’t get. All in all, super disappointing experience. I know that there is still a recovery process from the pandemic, and we are a patient and understanding group. But most of the boo boos that impacted our night didn’t seem to be caused by a staffing shortage. Come for appetizers and drinks, though!
  26. m

    marleydog

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very attentive and service was great! We loved the food! We started with the salad and it had the best flavor combo and was a perfect fall salad. The flounder was perfect as well as the pasta. The chocolate cake for dessert was moist and rich but not too sweet. We definitely want to come back and try brunch. This was prob one of our best “new to us” finds we’ve had in Raleigh in awhile.
  27. TA

    TammyA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love that you can make a reservation. Food was great. Service was good. Sat outside and enjoyed Sunday brunch.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had from start to finish! We were warmly greeted by the lovely hostess. Our drinks, our appetizers, and entrees were delicious. We were very fortunate to have wonderful table service from Ali & Alex. They were awesome…great recommendations, very attentive, just delightful,…My only regret is we didn’t save any room for dessert. I can’t wait to go back…maybe we’ll start with dessert.
  29. WO

    WizardOfBalance

    Greensboro

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I was working the fair and wanted to good place to eat. Both OpenTable and Travelocity recommended this one and it was well worth the trip. Parking is tight, so plan on parking across the street in the parking garage. The gorgeous hostess seated me the minute I got there. I had the Horseradish Crusted NC Flounder which was fresh and flaky and the Rogue Brewing – Honey Kolsch (my very efficient waitress recommended it) which was outstanding. Definitely give this a try if you're in Raleigh.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    All dishes and drinks had a great idea, but execution was the issue. Meatloaf was amazing. The fish was a over cooked almost dry, but pumpkin ravioli undercooked. 2 orders had hard edges. The sauce was not browned enough as a sauce. Straight melted butter. Not a huge fan of the chicken pot pie but with crumbled bits of topping instead of in the past, a solid piece of dough. The chocolate cake was excellent but the marshmallow top was tough and had a weird flavor in it. The only thing with the environment was the umbrella bases were a hazard for servers and patrons. They had no umbrellas in them and were just cluttering the tight walkways. Heaters took up the other free space. Great potential and possibly an off night. Will return for another chance but hope a tad bit more attention to execution for the cost.
  31. DC

    DCEats

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful neighbor restaurant -- great menu and creative offerings!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy. delicious. Food.
  33. MA

    MicheleA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week menu did not disappoint! Delicious and thoughtful culinary creations.
  34. LK

    LaurenK

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! Smiling and helpful service. We really enjoyed our dinner.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good but didn’t wowed us.
  36. R

    Rusty

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Second time dining there and was again not disappointed. Food was delicious and combination of wait staff and ambiance, makes for a fantastic brunch experience.
  37. e

    eatdrinksouth

    Greensboro

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Plates Kitchen was very enjoyable. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The BLT Benedict with bacon jam was a delight. The challah bread French toast was also a standout. We will definitely be returning
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hike experience was as always amazing. This is my favorite restaurant in Raleigh 🥰
  39. MB

    MichelleB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food. Definitely will go back
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are here during restaurant week. Had great service with a great meal. Will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Plates Kitchen using the Order Online button.

Plates Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Plates Kitchen

301 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lane Street

  • Neighborhood

    Raleigh

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 8:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Café, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the lot behind our building (enter on Lane Street). Take note of your parking space and license plate number and have it ready for our host upon arrival so that we can validate your vehicle (there is no parking attendant). In addition, all Raleigh city street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all weekend long.

  • Public transit

    Located one block north of the R-Line's Glenwood Ave. / North St. stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Mitchell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (919) 828-0018

  • Catering

    Plates Kitchen offers catering services at your location. We bring fresh, local and delicious cuisine to you for breakfast, lunch or dinner events. Visit us on the web or call the restaurant at 919-828-0018 for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Entire restaurant seats 50 and is available for private functions. Covered patio seats 25. No facility fee. Minimum food and beverage amounts apply based on date and time during the week. We also cater all sorts of functions for groups of 15 or more, and we can open our dining room for private lunches

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (919) 828-0018

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